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The Oricon charts are topped this week by NEWS and their single “Chankapana” selling over 244,000 copies. AKB48 sub-group French Kiss has their 5th single “Romance Privacy” landing in the #2 spot on the charts with over 85,000 copies sold. Singer and voice actress Kana Hanazawa charts well in the #4 spot (release details) and Korean sensation IU sees her second Japanese single chart in the 5th spot (release details).

On the album charts its Southern All Stars member Kuwata dominating with a special solo album of greatest hits “I LOVE YOU -now & forever-“ which had strong fan support selling over 430,000 copies. In the second spot is SEKAI NO OWARI with their album “ENTERTAINMENT” with 65,000 copies sold. And Namie Amuro’s album “Uncontrolled” which held the top spot for the past 3 weeks is pushed down to the #3 spot.

The complete top 10 single and album charts follow.

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Kana Hanazawa second solo single “Hatsukoi Note” (Hatsukoi Nooto) is getting ready for release on July 18th. The cover jackets and track list are official. Hanazawa also has announced she will hold a pair of mini-live & talk to commemorate the single’s release – ticket application by lottery. The updated information on the single follows.

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Popular voice actress Kana Hanazawa has announced her second solo single “Hatsukoi no-Oto” which is set for release on July 18th. The single is written and composed by Nakatsuka Takeshi, who provided the music for the anime adaption of Idolm@ster, and is known to combine a unique sound of jazz, Latin, and electronic. Hanazawa released her first single “Hoshizora Destination” not too long ago on April 25th. More early release details on her second single follow,

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